We have two upcoming opportunities to attend Seabadge in Southern Region. We have a class coming up at the Camp Wisdom Conference Center (near Dallas) on November 2-4, 2017, and another at the Florida Seabase Conference Center on January 26-28, 2018. Unfortunately the planned course at Pamlico Seabase in October has been postponed and will be rescheduled for next year.
Seabadge is aimed at both current and prospective Sea Scout leaders. The emphasis is on working with older youth (Sea Scout age) on planning and goal setting, communication, risk management, etc. but there are also Sea Scout program specific modules, like how to decide whether or not a boat donation will work for your ship, how to most effectively work with the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the US Power Squadron, how to deal with youth protection on boats, how landship ceremonies work, and how to plan a long cruise. Plus the best part is spending a weekend with lots of creative people with great ideas about Sea Scouts. There is no requirement to be a Sea Scout leader to attend – we welcome attendees from other branches of Scouting. If you are thinking about starting a ship, this is a great place to come to learn more.
Registration is open for the Texas course and some space remains, but the course is filling fast. You can get more information and the registration form by going to http://texas.seabadge.info – the Florida course registration will be open soon, but you can join our mailing list to be notified about it by visiting http://florida.seabadge.info.